2nd Test: Australia v India, Sydney, 3-6 January 2012

“He’d batted for so long that his name is now permanently burnt into the SCG scoreboards and plasma TVs around the country.” Image via ABC Grandstand Sport.

Having won fairly comfortably in Melbourne, the Australian side headed to Sydeny for the traditional New Year’s Test keen to push forward their advantage in the series.

Day 1: 3 January (India won toss and batted) :: End Of Day: Australia – 116/3 in 26.0 overs (RT Ponting 44*, MJ Clarke 47*), in reply to India 191 in 59.3 overs (MS Dhoni 57)

CA blog went unpublished – BMcSport EXCLUSIVE 2nd Test Sydney day 1 – out of the gates

Day 2: 4 January :: End Of Day: Australia – 482/4 in 116.0 overs (MJ Clarke 251*, MEK Hussey 55*)

CA blog: http://www.cricket.com.au/blogs/brett-mckay/2012/1/5/clarke-and-ponting-cash-in

Day 3: 5 January :: End Of Day: India 2nd innings 114/2 (G Gambhir 68*, SR Tendulkar 8*) trail Australia (4dec/659 MJ Clarke 329*, MEK Hussey 150*) by 354 runs

CA blog: http://www.cricket.com.au/blogs/brett-mckay/2012/1/6/magnificent-michael-clarke

Day 4: 6 January :: 114 and 400 (G Gambhir 83, SR Tendulkar 80) lost to Australia 4dec/659 by an innings and 145 runs.

CA blog: http://www.cricket.com.au/blogs/brett-mckay/2012/1/7/the-elusive-100

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